The National Biodiesel Foundation announced today that its 4th Annual Silent Auction and raffle raised nearly $22,000.
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Contact: Jill Hamilton
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The National Biodiesel Foundation announced today that its 4th Annual Silent Auction and raffle raised nearly $22,000. Funding benefits outreach, education, research and demonstration activities for the advancement of biodiesel.
The Foundation’s Executive Director Tom Verry stated, “The event not only provides us the opportunity to generate funding but offers a forum to promote the Foundation and showcase current activities and goals. We are pleased to see participation of donors and bidders expand over the past years. This is a further indication of the events overall success. We thank all the companies and individuals who donated or participated in the event.” Notable National Biodiesel Foundation accomplishments for 2011 include:
- Conducted biodiesel education and training as a participant in the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance. Specifically, this project (1) increased the number of states that enforce ASTM standards and biodiesel fuel quality; (2) achieved Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification for the National Biodiesel Board’s biodiesel technician training curriculum; and (3) trained Clean Cities Coordinators around the country on how to generate and capitalize on media to increase awareness of biodiesel sustainability;
- Coordinated and administered the Department of Energy Clean Cities grant which established biodiesel terminals and stations across the US. The primary objective of this project is to displace approximately 86 million gallons of petroleum-based diesel;
- Helped promote Bioheat® awareness campaign in New York City achieving significant inroads into a billion gallon heating oil market;
- Co-hosted the 3rd Annual Biofuels Science and Sustainability Tour, designed to educate congressional members and their staff on the Iowa renewable fuels industry.
### The National Biodiesel Foundation is a 501(C)3 organization. To learn more about the Foundation or to make a donation go to www.biodieselfoundation.org.